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Chambers pulls out of Commonwealths

BBC Sport - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 11:14
British 100m champion Dwain Chambers withdraws from Glasgow 2014 to focus on next month's European Championships in Zurich.

Security Ministry trains ‘Violence Interrupters’

Observer - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:56
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Ministry of National security expects several communities islandwide to reap benefits following the recent training and placement of 120 persons as ‘Violence Interrupters.’

Buttler replaces Prior for England

BBC Sport - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:44

Jos Buttler replaces Matt Prior in England third Test squad to play India

Guardian Sport - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:39
Buttler will make Test debut at Southampton but Kerrigan out
Prior taking break after Englands second Test defeat
Alastair Cook vows to stay on as England captain

Jos Buttler will replace Matt Prior behind the stumps in the third Test at Southampton but Alastair Cook will remain as England captain.

Buttler will make his Test debut in the game beginning on Sunday after Prior decided to take a break from international cricket for the rest of the summer following Englands defeat at Lords. The 23-year-old Lancashire wicketkeeper has played 33 one-day internationals and 36 Twenty20 matches for England but this will be his first opportunity in the longer format. Simon Kerrigan misses out after England opted for a 13-man squad instead of the 14 they named at Lords.

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Anderson faces hearing on 1 August

BBC Sport - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:36
England bowler James Anderson will face a hearing on 1 August after his alleged Trent Bridge clash with Ravindra Jadeja.

Racehorse owned by Britain’s Queen fails dope test

Observer - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:35
LONDON (AP) — A racehorse owned by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II that won the prestigious Gold Cup at Royal Ascot last year has tested positive for the banned substance morphine.

Dunga is named new Brazil coach

BBC - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:34
Dunga, captain of Brazil's 1994 World Cup-winning side, becomes the national team's coach for the second time.

Nick Matthew to be Team Englands flag bearer at Commonwealth Games

Guardian Sport - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 09:58
Squash star given honour for Glasgow opening ceremony
33-year-old won two golds at 2010 Delhi Games

Sheffields Nick Matthew will lead Team England into the Commonwealth Games after being named as the squads flag bearer.

The 33-year-old multiple squash world champion will walk out first at Wednesdays opening ceremony at Celtic Park after being nominated by his team-mates. It is deserved recognition for Matthew, who will defend two Commonwealth titles in Glasgow.

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It’s Trinidad Red Steel again

Observer Sport - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 09:52
KINGSTON, Jamaica —The impasse regarding the name of the Caribbean Premier league (CPL) franchise Red Steel has been settled, the T20 cricket administration says.

PSG punished for abusing disabled fans

BBC Sport - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 09:52
Paris St-Germain must close some of their stadium for a match after their fans' behaviour to disabled Chelsea supporters.

European champion Becky Downie going for gold at Commonwealth Games

Guardian Sport - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 09:45
Gymnast tells how her battle to overcome illness and injury has fired her desire to secure a winners medal in Glasgow

Becky Downie was just a kid when she first made a name for herself on the international stage. The shy 14-year-old from Nottingham won an unexpected individual bronze medal on that most terrifying of gymnastics apparatus, the balance beam, at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. Much more was expected to follow. But no one could have predicted that it would be an eight-year drought before Downie won another major international medal.

It has been a very long journey, says Downie softly, reflecting on coming full circle as she prepares to compete at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this week this time as the favourite. Downie is Britains gymnast of the moment, having matched Beth Tweddles historic achievement in winning a European title on the asymmetric bars in April this year.

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Matthew to carry flag for England

BBC Sport - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 09:40
Squash player Nick Matthew will carry the England flag at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games.

Celtic reject Southampton Forster bid

BBC Sport - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 09:27
Celtic turn down what is described as a "derisory" bid from Southampton for goalkeeper Fraser Forster.

St Patrick's school, the 'home of champions'- in pictures

Guardian Sport - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 09:22
A glimpse at St Patrick's High School in Iten, Kenya home to the 800m Olympic Champion and world record holder David Rudisha, and his coach and the school's former headmaster, Brother Colm O'Connell Continue reading...

Major challenges for World Cup 2018

BBC Sport - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 09:16
After what was largely considered to be a successful Fifa World Cup in Brazil, international attention now turns to 2018 hosts Russia.

Sport picture of the day: Spanish inquisition

Guardian Sport - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 09:08
Water polo is an aggressive team sport that requires stamina and is not for the faint hearted. Judging from the passion shown by the Gabriel Hernandez at the Water Polo European Championships team talks can be just as tough. Here the Spain coach is surrounded by his team, talking tactics as they take on Serbia Continue reading...

Vincenzo Nibali tightens grip on Tour de France

Guardian Sport - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 09:01
Nico Rosberg wins F1 German Grand Prix; India beat England at Lord's; Bradford Bulls relegated from Super League

Having already dispensed with last year's champion Chris Froome, the 2014 Tour de France developed further into a contest of last man standing as crashes forced out two other leading contenders, Alberto Contador and Andrew Talansky. The last man in question looked increasingly like Italy's Vincenzo Nibali, who appeared to have a firm grip on the race as it entered its final week and the home straight towards Paris. Meanwhile, the week got worse for Team Sky who, in addition to suffering Froome's Tour exit, sacked the British rider Jonathan Tiernan-Locke after he received a two-year ban for a violation of the UCI's biological passport.

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Athletes seeking disability 'key role' at Glasgow

BBC Sport - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 09:01
Sophie Thornhill and Melissa Tapper want to show elite athletes with disability have a key role at Glasgow 2014.

Rory McIlroy to parade Open trophy in front of Manchester United fans

Guardian Sport - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 09:00
Lifelong United fan to show off Claret Jug at Old Trafford
Opening home fixture with Swansea the likely date

Manchester United will invite Rory McIlroy to parade the Claret Jug at Old Trafford after his victory at the Open on Sunday.

The lifelong United supporter will most likely show off the trophy at the clubs opening home game of the season, the visit of Swansea City on 16 August.

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UK gang nabbed after smuggling cocaine worth £1m in Jamaican callalloo

Observer - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 08:55
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Seven members of a gang that allegedly tried to smuggle £1 million worth of cocaine into Britain hidden in sealed cans of Jamaican callaloo have been jailed following extensive investigations into their activities.